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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cess
  1. A rate or tax.(Obs. or Prof. Eng. & Scot)
  2. Bound; measure.(Obs)"The poor jade is wrung in the withers out of all cess." [Shak.]

Etymology: For sess, conts. from Assess

verb Cess
To rate; to tax; to assess.
verb Cess
To cease; to neglect.

Etymology: F. cesser. See Cease


Shortened form of assess, spelled by analogy with census and other Latinate words.

  1. (Britain, Ireland) An assessed tax.
  2. (Britain, Ireland, informal) Luck
  3. (obsolete) Bound; measure.

Possibly from an archaic dialect word meaning "bog".

  1. (rail transport) The area along either side of a railroad track which is kept at a lower level than the sleeper bottom, in order to provide drainage.

French cesser. See cease.

    cess was also found in the following language(s): Swedish

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    • When was the first name Cess first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Cess is Tuesday, August 28th, 1888.
    • How unique is the name Cess? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Cess. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Cess: Your name in reverse order is Ssec. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cess. How do you pronounce that?

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    Past life for Cess born Feb 27, 1977

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Mexico approximately on 1575. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

    You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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